The Diocese of Liverpool was founded on 29 September 1850, and elevated to the status of an archdiocese on 28 October 1911. It consists of the county of Lancashire (south of the Ribble), parts of Merseyside, Cheshire, Greater Manchester, and the Isle of Man. It is the Metropolitan diocese in the Province of Liverpool. The cathedral is in Liverpool, and is dedicated to Christ the King. 208 churches were visited for Taking Stock (2007).

Upholland – St Theresa

A fine church of the 1950’s by F.X. Velarde, one of the most unusual and innovative Catholic architects of the... Read More

Walton – St Francis de Sales

A large and in some respects unusual Gothic design by Pugin & Pugin, showing northern European influences. It is... Read More

Warrington – Sacred Heart

A large town church by one of the leading church practices in Liverpool in the late nineteenth century. Although the... Read More

Warrington – St Alban

Historically important as the first Catholic mission and church in Warrington. The later Pugin & Pugin work is also... Read More

Warrington – St Benedict

A well-designed and attractively-proportioned building of 1915, with a striking exterior and good internal enrichment,... Read More

Warrington – St Mary

The grandest Catholic church in Warrington and a major work by E. W. and P. P. Pugin, elaborately fitted out. A ... Read More

Warrington – St Oswald, King and Martyr

A large church built in 1964 on a T-plan in a stripped down round-arched style. Unlike other designs from L.A.G.... Read More

Warrington – St Paul of the Cross

A modest post-Vatican II church serving a modern residential settlement. Originally a rural hamlet, Burtonwood is now... Read More

Warrington – St Peter and St Michael

One of the oldest Catholic missions in the diocese. Although post-dating Emancipation, the present church is more akin... Read More

Warrington – St Stephen, First Martyr

A  large,  conspicuous  and  little-altered  early  1960s church, modern in design but with clear echoes of... Read More

Warrington – The Resurrection and St Bridget

An  unremarkable modern building, designed by the successor firm to that of F. X. Velarde. Built to serve new... Read More

Waterloo – St Edmund

A very late, spare design, at the tail-end of the Gothic Revival. The baldacchino is a good feature of the... Read More

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